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Associate Director, Collegiate Partnerships

at United States Olympic Committee

Posted: 9/18/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: ef556e68-e6be-46e5-9a81-6ab029ebcc3c
Keywords: director, operations

Job Description


Assist with strategic relationships involving collegiate and Olympic & Paralympic stakeholders (NGBs, colleges, conferences, NCAA, etc.). Manage programming between the USOPC and schools with national team athletes, oversee pilot programs to help NGBs entrench and grow Olympic & Paralympic sports programs at the college level, and execute various sport-specific research/best practices projects. Duties also include support strategic initiatives driven by the USOPC Collegiate Advisory Council.

Duties & Responsibilities

National Team collegiate Athlete Support (35%)

  1. Cultivate and manage the roster of national team collegiate athletes.
  2. Recruit and engage collegiate leaders to collaborate and support national team collegiate athletes.
  3. Establish and execute internal operations for managing the USOPC relationship with schools/NGBs regarding national team collegiate athlete needs (communication protocols, tools/information sharing etc.).
  4. Engage annually with college-centric NGBs to inventory/understand national team demands (schedules, training, resources) facing collegiate athletes and develop a strategy to aid athletes in competing in both systems.
  5. Regularly attend USOPC sport performance meetings and collaborate to manage support/resources requested/utilized by national team collegiate athletes.
  6. Maintain records of resources provided and utilized by national team collegiate athletes.

NGB Collegiate Strategy Support (35%)

  1. Annually engage in pilot programming with select NGBs to explore effective collegiate collaboration tactics and/or strategic planning.
  2. Monitor and build best practices documents/tools for collegiate and NGB stakeholders striving to entrench and grow Olympic & Paralympic sports programs within the collegiate landscape.
  3. Conduct necessary research projects to aid in advancing sports at the collegiate level (e.g., data-driven reports, athlete feedback and impact projections).
  4. Serve as a supporting liaison to the NGB/Athlete Collegiate Working Group and manage related meeting preparations.

Collegiate Alliance Support (30%)

  1. Collaborate with the director to construct strategic plans and execute regulatory projects initiated by the USOPC Collegiate Advisory Council.
  2. Assist with projects, communications and relationship building with collegiate leadership organizations (Women Leaders, NACDA, coaching associations, etc.).
  3. Provide event management support for departmental participation at collegiate meetings/events.
  4. Assist with other departmental priorities as assigned (Olympic & Paralympic Games, communications, collegiate campaign support, etc.)
  5. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications Required


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in collegiate athletics or Olympic & Paralympic Movement
  • Knowledge of the Olympic & Paralympic Movement and collegiate athletics system
  • Experience in data management, strategic planning, and executive-level communications
  • Experience with engaging/communicating among various stakeholders


  • Strong customer service and interpersonal skills to collaborate with various stakeholders, ranging from athletes to high-level executives
  • Ability to think creatively and innovatively
  • Highly developed sense of ownership and responsibility
  • Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously with an acute attention to detail
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with sensitive information
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships

Tools, Equipment, & Conditions

  • Standard office equipment
  • Office environment on multi-building site
  • Non-traditional work hours and schedule as required
  • Prolonged sitting and use of hands/wrists
  • Some travel
  • Some extended hours
  • Regular attendance at work is an essential job function

Work Location

Colorado Springs Downtown Headquarters

Salary Range

$65,575 - $83,280